It does not have an LSD; it has an software program that imitates one -- applying braking to the appropriate rear wheel...
You might want to read the fine print there. Dinan warrants its parts. If your Dinan part causes, for example, brakes to fail because you have more HP than the car was designed for, I doubt Dinan is going to cover the brakes. Nor will BMWUSA, most likely, cover them either as the damage was caused by an aftermarket part.He suggested a 135i with the Dinan software upgrade ($1900), which does not alter the warranty of the vehicle (if done by an authorized dealer).
You might want to read the fine print there. Dinan warrants its parts. If your Dinan part causes, for example, brakes to fail because you have more HP than the car was designed for, I doubt Dinan is going to cover the brakes. Nor will BMWUSA, most likely, cover them either as the damage was caused by an aftermarket part.
Further, look carefully at the BMW dealers. Not all BMW dealers are Dinan dealers and if you break down and no Dinan dealer around, the other BMW dealers may not touch your car. After all, they are not a Dinan dealer for one reason or the other.
Just something to think about. There are no free rides
That is not my point.That still doesn't discount the fact you can have a BMW 135i w/stage2 Dinan kit offering; 404HP / 453TQ (crank), weighing in at 3200lbs, with a comendable suspension tune........ for the Price of a Cayman S!
Oh, I guess you missed my point. The Dinan upgrade was ancillary to my argument. The 135i doesn't need a Dinan stage to beat/match the Cayman S, either....! So why not make it more obscene by spending that saved $7k on Dinan mods. You can't touch that.... a freaking GT entering the Sports-car arena...???That is not my point.
In case you missed it, the point is that BMW does not cover the Dinan parts but rather Dinan does. If a Dinan part causes problems, then I wouldn't hold my breath that BMWUSA covers it. Dinan is still aftermarket.
Not all BMW dealers are Dinan dealers. Many are not and that is another issue.
I was responding to uboatcommander bringing up warranty information.its that you already saved $17k in not buying a Cayman S and can have a 404HP BMW that gets 30mpg and tears it up on the track.
I was responding to uboatcommander bringing up warranty information.
You responded about something else. I tried to clarify I was only talking about potential problems with aftermarket warranties. Nothing more.
I, for one, could care less a BMW costs umpteen thousand dollars less and goes 0 - 60 in 2.8 seconds and top speed of 412 mph. I was talking aftermarket warranties, not arguing if one car was faster than another, their relative costs, or whatever.
Oddly enough, I’ve owned both the cars in question over the last few years, and 135i values have flattened (not to mention outrageous 1M prices.) Now that we’re 10 years out, and modern cars have become so dead and electronic, the old BMW 1 series has become a somewhat of a cult classic, with a bit of the old 2002 DNA. I actually plan on driving it until I’m old. Hilariously, when I brought my Cayman to Porsche Club events, it was always largely ignored by others always looking for the coolest 911. With the 135i at BMW Club meetings, I get a lot more attention.Then again, it looks like **** and in the end its just another BMW, almost completely transparent on the road and perfectly forgettable. In ten years time it will be completely forgotten yet the Cayman will be a classic and if all goes well the 987 will be the last Boxster/Cayman build on a chassis that isn't shared with the VW group and I'll cherish mine till I'm old. How many people buy 1 series BMW's with that intent?